Accession Number : ADA263681
Title : Ocean Waves in SAMSON/SWADE
Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.
Corporate Author : WASHINGTON STATE UNIV PULLMAN
Report Date : Jan 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : The scientific objective of this project was to determine the origin and governing dynamics of the low frequency (nominally 0.01 Hz) infragravity waves which are sometimes very energetic in shallow water. Possible generation mechanisms include local nonlinear forcing of bound infragravity waves by groups of sea and swell, excitation of freely propagating edge waves in nearby surf zones, and ocean-basin-wide propagation of infragravity waves excited by large, distant storms. Important dynamical questions include what are the amounts of infragravity energy reflected by the beach face, refractively trapped during propagation across the shelf, and lost by bottom friction.
Descriptors : *OCEAN WAVES, DEPTH, ENERGY, FRICTION, GRAVITY WAVES, INTERACTIONS, OCEAN BOTTOM, PRESSURE GAGES, SHALLOW WATER, STORMS, WAVE PROPAGATION
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE